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British Immigrants in Montreal Blog

The British Immigrants in Montreal Blog will advise you when a new page is added to the site. Topics in the works include travel, social life, bygone buildings, individual family members and the list goes on…

Occasionally, questions come up that I’m looking for answers to. Maybe you can help fill in the blanks. The musings will be posted here.

Also, research results which are not directly related to a page may appear here.


What ship sank in 1903 in Quebec after passengers were off, but their property wasn't?

One of the stories that my Grandmother told me was that my Grandfather's family immigrated to Quebec from Europe in 1903. She said that after they were

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Kate Hendy- researching Stanley Lethbridge(uncle)

My Uncle Stanley Charles Lethbridge went to Canada and while my husband and I have been traveling here we visited Halifax Pier 21, I asked if my Uncle

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Christina Spence Killen(1881-?) Annabella Orr(Annie) Findleton nee Killen 1882-1966, Born in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

I am trying to trace two sisters who travelled to Montreal in 1908. Christina has proved the most elusive, and for Annie, it is her marriage and details

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BICA Boys

Searching Canadian passenger lists from 1921-1931 many third-class boys are listed in care of BICA

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George Stonehouse

My father was one of these young boys. He was sent to a farm in Howick Quebec when he first arrived. He was very disappointed with the poor treatment

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Arriving in Montreal aboard the Empress of England

I emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1964, arriving in Montreal on May 6 after a voyage of seven days. Although I never did find out all the salient

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Mrs C.Manfield

My Grandfather A.Clark and his brothers James and John traveled to Canada to seek their fortune between 1906 and 1910, I know the time is fairly accurate

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Frank Jamieson

My father came to Canada on the mont royal in April 1929 from Greenock in Scotland and returned in December 1930. Because of the depression, what I want

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